Bolivia and Holland this week signed an agreement for a joint project aimed at the manufatcure of lithium batteries in Bolivia. It was signed in La Paz, between Prince Jaime De Borbon Parma, a minister of foreign affairs for Holland, and the Bolivian minister David Choquehuanca. The manager of Recursos Evaporiticos, Luis Alberto Echazu, explained the deal as being in the making, with the intention of coming up with a master plan in the future for implementing a battery production plant in Bolivia and the creation of a scientific research laboratory.
This type of deal allows Bolivia to profit not only from the mining of lithium, but from production as well. In the past Bolivia has mined a great quantity of metals but the smelting and other refning and manufacturing processes have generally been undertaken outside the country.
Dutch Prince Jaime De Borbon Parma